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What about children? Should they be present?

Children must be considered individually in terms of their age and emotional maturity. If they are old enough to understand, it may help to have a discussion with them about death and the process of euthanasia, then allow them to choose whether or not they’d like to be present for some or all of the procedure. Be honest with them and share your feelings so they can feel comfortable sharing theirs. Consider having a friend or relative available to be with the children if they become upset or choose not to stay.